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Need advise on treatment!
ryzach
Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014 9:35 AM
Joined: 7/17/2014
Posts: 1


19 years ago my mom had a Left pneumonectomy with radiation treatment for Squamous cell cancer. Two weeks ago we discovered she has a mass in her right bronchus and near hylum that is also Squamous cell carcinoma. Surgery apparently is not an option as she has one lung. We were told that this type of cancer does not respond well to chemo and that she had her "lifetime" of radiation to the chest region 19 years ago. Would CyberKnife therapy be an option?? Are there any other treatment options?
Debbie
radsrus
Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014 11:22 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4386


Depends on specifics of anatomy etc. I would get the scans to the nearest CK facility for them to take a look

 

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center
(405) 272-7311
buddy@swrads.org

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Southwest Radiation Oncology
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MZenga
Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 5:02 PM
Joined: 9/16/2014
Posts: 2


My dad was just diagnosed with Stage 3 adenocarcinoma lung cancer. He is inoperable due to having a heart condition. His cancer is also located on the side of his lung where his pace maker is. My question is, is he a candidate for cyber knife. The hospital is going to start radiation and attempt chemotherapy on one of the days

Michelle McKinnon
radsrus
Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 2:50 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4386


Stage III means there are lymph nodes in the center part of the chest that are involved. That situation is best treated with standard radiation

 

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center
(405) 272-7311
buddy@swrads.org

Mail to:
Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
Southwest Radiation Oncology
1011 N. Dewey Ave. #101
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

 


MZenga
Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 7:47 AM
Joined: 9/16/2014
Posts: 2


is there any other alternative options for him?? Would cyber knife be an option if and when the tumors are smaller??

Michelle McKinnon
Rattan
Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:19 AM
Joined: 11/19/2014
Posts: 1


The patient has a 1.2 cm (not confirmed malignancy) liaison in the lower right lobe of the right lung. The age is around 72 yrs. Is Cyber knife the right option to any other surgery. The patient has emphysema and has a reduced lung capacity. The doctor says that Biopsy will be difficult under the circumstances to confirm any malignancy. Please advice. Thanks
Pawan Laddha
Posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 1:29 AM
Joined: 12/10/2014
Posts: 1


Hello, My wife Madhuri Laddha (Age 26 yrs), High grade spindle cell Sarcoma has been detected in her Biopsy report. Tumor measure 9.4*8.0*8.7 cm in anteroposterior, transverse and craniocaudal dimensions. CT reports reveal multiple metastatic pulmonary nodules are seen. Palliative chemotherapy :IFOS + ADRIA with primary GCSF has been planeed by doctor but at the same time, there is no chance to get cure from these diases. according to them she is having few months time only. Kindly suggest if you have any medicine or treatment to cure this diases.
radsrus
Posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 1:46 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4386


Rattan: biopsy is usually possible. Under some circumstances, if biopsy is really not possible, and if there are other clear signs of malignancy, then we treat without a biopsy. Control rates in our hands of such a tumor would be about 95% and other centers should be able to achieve similar results

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D. Southwest Radiation Oncology buddy@swrads.org
radsrus
Posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 1:48 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4386


Pawan: This is probably not curable, but see how she responds to chemotherapy. If there is a very good response then further things can sometimes be done. The main mass should be removed if possible

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D. Southwest Radiation Oncology buddy@swrads.org
radsrus
Posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 1:49 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4386


Michelle: if all the nodes go away with treatment but the main tumor remains, CK could be considered

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D. Southwest Radiation Oncology buddy@swrads.org
jay_rogers
Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2015 9:34 PM
Joined: 12/15/2015
Posts: 1


I am agree with radsrus that How she respond to chemo and then make decision on other treatment option.

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